GH 2018 Holiday Gift Guides

Well folks if you are like me you enjoy the long holiday weekend ditching everything and anything labeled Black Friday and look forward to a Cyber Monday as a way to avoid the crowds but still score some deals. And to get you on your way I have rounded up my top gifts for him, for her and for little ones. I have included small businesses, big brands, and quite a few shops that give back! From your big gifts to stocking stuffers I got you covered!

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Shop the board HERE

When it comes to keeping your home from looking like the children took over is to stick with the larger items in neutral colors than you can avoid having your spaces look like a classroom instead of a home. And when it comes to toys if you buy cute toys than you won’t mind if they are left out!

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Shop these gifts HERE

Whether you are like me and don’t know what you want for yourself or you are looking for the besties/ sister/ mom any special women in your life here are some picks to get you started from healing energy jewelry to self care at home with essential oils and face masks. I always like to include one or two items that put a handmade stamp on the holiday like a mudcloth pillow to brighten up her work chair or reading nook and a cozy scarf that doubles as a work of art!

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And when it comes to the men that get us going or keep us going whether its your father, brother or boyfriend find some special gifts that let him feel like the man he is. Think leather and items that encourage him to get outdoors. Nothing says “I love you Honey” like some strong coffee and whiskey!

Happy gifting and don’t forget something yourself! And if there is any kind of guides you would like to see in the future let me know in the comments!

2018 Design Trends

I'm breaking down my picks for the top 9 design trends I hope to see in 2018.

 1- Wallpaper, wallpaper and more wallpaper. These days removable wallpaper is one of the best ways to update a boring wall, an old piece of furniture or make that nursery as magical as any pin on Pinterest. But in 2018 what I think and hope to see is a break from just traditional patterns as we get more into artistic and abstract wallpapers.  2- Those deep rich jewel tones are always in style but this year I think more people will try it on as opposed to keeping things neutral. If you can do it in velvet than that is a bonus. From pillows to sofas, the power of these color tones is transformational.  3- Asymmetry.  Yes sometimes symmetry just feels good and looks right. BUT if you dare to break from the norm you will find there is a power in being asymmetrical. It can often make a cookie cutter home come to life and feel lived in. Or it can pack a wallop of artistry like it does in this unique rug.  4- Patterned floors have been out of vogue in most homes in recent decades but they're nothing new. The most beautiful old buildings in the world often have intricate wood or marble flooring. When you take the risk of ditching the standard wood floor pattern for a herringbone you have just traded a plain old floor for a work of art.  5- Gallery walls get the nix as we make way for some texture on our walls. From plant hangers and wall hangings to 3D art, giving your wall depth can make a bold statement or just bring a warmth to your space that it was missing.  6- Colors in our Kitchens & Bathrooms. Monochrome is still the classic but say just throwing some paint on the lower cabinets or vanity and leaving the rest white can make a grand impact. I favor adding some navy or hunter green into your kitchen or bath as way to ease into this trend. But once you are there you will likely find you also want to add tile or more because it just feels too good.   7- Organic lines in our furniture. Take a break from everything having a hard edge and slip into something that has a bit more of an organic feel. Think curved sofas, live edge coffee tables, molded dining chairs... The sophistication of this look is that it breaks from the what we are used to but feels so much closer to what nature had intended to wrap us in.  8- Mixing metals. Swap out that chrome faucet with some black or really kick things up a notch with some matte white hardware and copper accents. This look will pack and wallop and its about the easiest way to update a kitchen or bath with out having to find a contractor or take out a small loan.  9- Bringing the outside in. Whether you start a plant collection, make a habit of buying weekly fresh flowers and renovate using earth tones bringing a touch of nature to the interior of your home will be one of the best ways to turn your home into a haven in 2018.   What trends are you hoping to see in 2018? Or what ones do you want to see go?  Stay tuned for next weeks posts breaking down these trends even further and examples of how you can bring them into your home.     #6 photo credit to  Devol Kitchens    All credit to originals via Pinterest

1- Wallpaper, wallpaper and more wallpaper. These days removable wallpaper is one of the best ways to update a boring wall, an old piece of furniture or make that nursery as magical as any pin on Pinterest. But in 2018 what I think and hope to see is a break from just traditional patterns as we get more into artistic and abstract wallpapers.

2- Those deep rich jewel tones are always in style but this year I think more people will try it on as opposed to keeping things neutral. If you can do it in velvet than that is a bonus. From pillows to sofas, the power of these color tones is transformational.

3- Asymmetry.  Yes sometimes symmetry just feels good and looks right. BUT if you dare to break from the norm you will find there is a power in being asymmetrical. It can often make a cookie cutter home come to life and feel lived in. Or it can pack a wallop of artistry like it does in this unique rug.

4- Patterned floors have been out of vogue in most homes in recent decades but they're nothing new. The most beautiful old buildings in the world often have intricate wood or marble flooring. When you take the risk of ditching the standard wood floor pattern for a herringbone you have just traded a plain old floor for a work of art.

5- Gallery walls get the nix as we make way for some texture on our walls. From plant hangers and wall hangings to 3D art, giving your wall depth can make a bold statement or just bring a warmth to your space that it was missing.

6- Colors in our Kitchens & Bathrooms. Monochrome is still the classic but say just throwing some paint on the lower cabinets or vanity and leaving the rest white can make a grand impact. I favor adding some navy or hunter green into your kitchen or bath as way to ease into this trend. But once you are there you will likely find you also want to add tile or more because it just feels too good. 

7- Organic lines in our furniture. Take a break from everything having a hard edge and slip into something that has a bit more of an organic feel. Think curved sofas, live edge coffee tables, molded dining chairs... The sophistication of this look is that it breaks from the what we are used to but feels so much closer to what nature had intended to wrap us in.

8- Mixing metals. Swap out that chrome faucet with some black or really kick things up a notch with some matte white hardware and copper accents. This look will pack and wallop and its about the easiest way to update a kitchen or bath with out having to find a contractor or take out a small loan.

9- Bringing the outside in. Whether you start a plant collection, make a habit of buying weekly fresh flowers and renovate using earth tones bringing a touch of nature to the interior of your home will be one of the best ways to turn your home into a haven in 2018. 

What trends are you hoping to see in 2018? Or what ones do you want to see go?

Stay tuned for next weeks posts breaking down these trends even further and examples of how you can bring them into your home.

 

#6 photo credit to Devol Kitchens

All credit to originals via Pinterest